Very Rev. Richard J. Dalton PP


Parish Of Birth
Ss. Peter & Paul’s

Colleges Attended
Pontifical Irish College Rome, Italy.

Details Of Ordination
Rome, Italy

Drimoleague PP : 2/7/1955 – 7/4/1959
Ss. Peter & Paul’s CC : 19/10/1934 – 2/7/1955
Chaplain, County Home & Hospitals : 1/9/1931 – 19/10/1934
St. Finbarr’s Seminary, Farranferris : 22/9/1922 – 1/9/1931
Chaplain, Ursuline Convent, Blackrock : 02/1921 – 22/9/1922
Chaplain, Dunmanway : 1920 – 02/1921
Post-Graduate Studies/Rome

It was during those years (in the parish of Ss. Peter and Paul’s) that Fr. Dalton carried out what was undoubtedly one of the greatest achievements of his life – the launching of the Marsh Building Fund and the transfer of of many families from unsuitable surroundings to pleasant homes near Gillabbey Rock. In this work he was assisted by many others, including the late Mr. William Dwyer and the then Minister for Local Government, Mr. Sean T. O’Kelly, now President of Ireland, who became a great admirer of Fr. Dalton’s abilities and who came to Cork specially to officiate at the opening of the scheme – Extract from the Cork Examiner, Wednesday April 8, 1959.
For a further insight into his work in Ss. Peter & Paul’s Parish we would recommend: “The Emergency Years in Cork – a memorial by Paddy McCarthy”, p. 9-14.
For 20 years he was chaplain to the Ss. Peter & Paul’s Catholic Boy Scout Troop, and in 1955 he was bestowed the movement’s Silver Medal of Merit.

Date Of Death

Place Of Death
South Infirmary Hospital, Cork

Place Of Burial
All Saints Church Grounds, Drimoleague, Co. Cork

Very Rev. William Johnson P.P., Caheragh, was the celebrant of the Requiem Mass; Fr. Jerome C. Lynch C.C., Dunmanway, was the deacon and Fr. John C. Walsh C.C., Ss. Peter and Paul’s, was the sub-deacon, Very Rev. Daniel Connolly, President, St. Finbarr’s Seminary, was the master of ceremonies.